Access Bank designs service for women

Access Bank has designed a new service called ‘W’ banking to provide women with solutions to their financial and lifestyle needs.

The service offers business and personal loans, maternal health support, online banking, career support and mentoring programmes exclusively for women of all ages.

It will be launched on Saturday and made available to all its female customers, but the public can have access to the service by opening an account with the bank.

Speaking at a news conference in Accra yesterday, the Head of Women Banking at Access Bank, Mrs. Josephine Eva Arthur, said the initiative was designed taking into consideration the immense contribution of women to national development when given the needed support.

According to her, available statistics has shown that women contribute 42 per cent to nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and formed 59 per cent of the employment sector while dominating 70 per cent in micro and small scale businesses.

She said women stand a better chance to improve on the statistics and increase their contribution to GDP if their financial prospects were guided by professionals in the banking sector.

“It is based on this believe that Access Bank has segmented women into three categories, namely women in business, young professionals and women and family to provide them with financial solutions,” she said

According to her, the ‘W’ was targeted at women who want to take full advantage of opportunities that will help them achieve their long held dreams and aspirations.

She explained that the service provides an online banking called the ‘W’ community platform that allow all women including non-customers to receive information on how to manage their businesses and lifestyle.

“The ‘W’ community also offers a convenient financial advice and expanded networks which unlock opportunities for women in the country as well as provide them with a range of products and services,” she said.

Mrs. Arthur said under the maternal health programme couples would receive support to overcome financial challenges that were normally associated with pregnancy and delivery.

She urged the public to join in any of the available programmes under the initiative and receive quality banking services from the bank.

By Charles Amankwa  

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